The Wake Forest CRNA Course offers 100 Class A CEs through a combination of both classroom lecture and simulation activities. This course is designed to update participants’ skills and knowledge of current practice in anesthesia to meet the current standards of nurse anesthesia practice. It is taught by leaders in the field of nurse anesthesia and Certified Healthcare Simulation Educators (CHSE). Additionally, the course helps CRNAs qualify for reinstatement of lapsed certifications. The low one-to-four, facilitator to learner ratio in simulation allows for an added benefit of mentorship and guidance.

The CRNA Course is held at the NBCRNA-recognized Simulation Center in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in Downtown Winston-Salem, NC.

Highlighted Course Topics

Classroom Topics Simulation Topics
  • Advanced respiratory physiology
  • Care of the neonate
  • Cardiovascular anesthesia
  • Herbal medications
  •  In-depth pharmacology review
  • Management of the trauma patient
  • Neurosurgical anesthesia
  • OB anesthesia
  • Regional anesthesia
  • Sugammadex
  • Orientation to simulation process
  • Introduction to healthy patient simulation scenarios
  • Crisis management
  • Managing hemodynamic instability
  • Decision-making in acute cardiac events